Audrey Hepburn personified sophistication, class, and glamour. At the same time, she was a supremely unpretentious and compassionate person. Her performance in Roman Holiday, her first starring role, won her an Oscar and forever established her in the world's consciousness as the epitome of gentle grace and nobility, tempered with an endearing gamine gawkiness and innocence.
In her later years, she worked tirelessly in support of the fight against worldwide hunger through UNICEF. It was indeed a great loss for all of us the day she died, at the young age of 63, of colon cancer in 1993. The world is far poorer for her loss, but, as Elizabeth Taylor is supposed to have said, "God has the most beautiful new angel."